Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-26)
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the venue where Jeff Sims and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2) will take on the Clemson Tigers (4-0) on Saturday. Clemson opens this matchup as 26-point favorites. The O/U is set at 8.
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers took on the Virginia Cavaliers and notched a win by a score of 41-23. Trevor Lawrence went 25/38 with 329 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Travis Etienne led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He rushed for a total of 73 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 5.2 yards per run. Travis Etienne led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 22.8 yards per catch in this game.
The Tigers have earned 1,982 total yards for the season. As a team they're averaging 185.5 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 25th in the nation. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Clemson has compiled 10 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the Clemson Tigers are sitting at 42.3 points per game. Concerning yards through the air, the Tigers are allowing 760 yds which puts them in 44th in Division 1. In total, they have relinquished 279.8 yards/game ranking them 22nd in D-1. The Tigers sit in 20th in the country regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 13.3 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 2.5 yards per rush on the ground and 89.8 rushing yards per game this season. In their 4 games played, they have conceded 190.0 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 47.9%. For the year, they have conceded 359 rushing yards through 4 games.
For his career, Lawrence has thrown for 8,085 yards with 76 touchdowns and 12 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 185 different times totaling 788 rushing yards. He has a QB rating of 164.9 with a TD percentage of 8.3% and an interception rate of 1.3%. He is passing for 237.8 yds per game. Trevor Lawrence has completed 611 of his attempted career 920 tosses for a completion percentage of 66.4%.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played the Syracuse Orange and left there with a loss by a score of 37-20. Jeff Sims went 13/28 with 174 yards via the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 4 interceptions for the contest. Jahmyr Gibbs paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 105 yards on 18 carries which gave him an average of 5.8 yards per run. Malachi Carter was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 47 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 11.8 yards per catch for the game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Yellow Jackets have thrown for 957 yards via the pass together with an average of 239.3 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 38th in college football. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hold an average of 453.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 21st in the country. They are averaging 213.8 run yards per game and have run for 855 yards for the season. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Yellow Jackets are 58th in the nation with an average of 25.8 points per game. The Yellow Jackets are allowing 31.5 PPG, which puts them 60th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 126 total points. Georgia Tech has given up a total of 757 yards via the ground game (189.3 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air and 259.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 59th in D-1.
In 4 contests in his college career, Jeff Sims has completed 66 of his 120 attempts for a total of 944 yds. He averages 236.0 passing yards per game with a 121.5 quarterback rating. Sims has thrown for 5 TD's compared to 8 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 251 yds on 44 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 4.2% and his interception percentage is 6.7%.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -26
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